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UTA Police Ride Along

The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department protects our campus 24/7 365 days a year, investigative reporter Mason Brighton got the chance to ride along with one of UTA’s officers and see their perspective on policing the campus. On this night patrol, officers investigated suspicious vehicles, robberies, and responded to medical calls. We also got the chance to hear from Captain Mike Mccord to get some tips to keep you safe while on campus.

-Mason Brighton

Savannah A. Feature Story

For some students exercise can be a bore, but for Savannah, rock climbing was her way of shaking up her normal workout routine. As a person with Autism, Savannah has struggled to breakout of her shell and be social. However, after she started climbing she has begun to make new friends in the hobby. She has even had the chance to climb around the world. Over the summer when studying abroad in Europe she climbed in places like the Netherlands and Germany. She plans to climb El Capitan, a summit in Yosemite National Park, in the near future.
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E.H. Hereford Followup Story

In the second part of my investigation into the allegation against E.H. Hereford I sit down with a history professor who has studied UT Arlington’s history. I also went to the University Center Mall and listened to what students thought about this controversy. Hereford was the universities first president and as of recently, has been accused of promoting a racially insensitive campus. Shortly after the time of this report, the Academic Affairs committee concluded that there was no link between Hereford and the allegations against him.
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E. H. Hereford Investigative Report

Resolution 18-18 calls for the renaming of the E.H. Hereford University Center and removal of the namesakes’ statue. Last Wednesday organization president Mark Napieralski and the Progressive Student Union staged a protest around Hereford’s statue and invited students to sign their petition. Napieralski has brought forth allegations that former President Hereford fostered the creation of racially intolerant themes at the university. These allegations include allowing the KKK to be on campus and changing the school’s mascot to become the Rebels. UTA News’ own investigative reporter Mason Brighton looked into these allegations and here is what he found.


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18th Annual Autocross Weekend

Students from across the nation competed for the fastest track time at the 18th annual Texas Autocross Weekend. In autocross, cars raced for not only the fastest time, but for bragging rights at the next competition. Teams are comprised of students who design, build, and race their own cars. UTA’s own racing team competed against other collegiate teams from UT Austin, UNT, LSU, and others. At the end of the event, UTA’s JD Price has the fastest time on the track at 29.846 seconds. You can check out UTA’s racing team on October 14th for the 3rd Annual Fall Autocross event, right here at UT Arlington.

  • Mason Brighton

UTA Study Abroad Fair Fall 2018

At this year’s study abroad fair, students go to learn about the different kinds of programs that UTA offers. The event had booths showcasing some of the programs UTA offers, such as studying French in Paris or Germanic culture in Berlin. Another benefit of the fair is that it allows students to talk one on one with those who have previously studied abroad and get to hear about their experiences studying abroad.  Through the office of international education participants also got to learn about scholarship opportunities which would help pay for these programs.

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UTA Health Center Open House

On September 5th, the universities health center hosted an open house to show students what kind of services they provide. These services include a full pharmacy, x-rays, women’s services, as well as others. Along with this, the health center also showcased the dangers of drunk driving. Students where shown different booths about how their body is effected by alcohol. At one booth students had to dress a Barbie doll while wearing gloves and special goggles to simulate impairment, this showed students that if you can barely dress yourself, why would you try and drive a car.

  • Mason Brighton